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Report: US Weighs Quitting UN Human Rights Panel

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By    |   Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 10:55 PM

The Trump administration might pull the United States out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, according to news reports Saturday.

"There's been a series of requests coming from the secretary of state's office that suggests that he is questioning the value of the U.S. belonging to the Human Rights Council," a former State Department official told Politico.

The council has been accused of bias against Israel and has come under fire for including such nations as China and Saudi Arabia, which have records of human-rights abuses.

Though no immediate withdrawal is expected, a final decision would involve President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, according to the report.

The council's next session is scheduled to begin on Monday. It was established in 2006.

"Our delegation will be fully involved in the work of the HRC session," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told tell Politico.

Representatives for Haley and the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment, Politico reports.

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